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Relay phone alternative from Republic Wireless arrives.

Techstination feature for Monday, July 9, 2018

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.     It is more of wireless communication device than a phone.   Republic Wireless is out with Relay.   It looks like a little pocket sized Bluetooth speaker…has one button in the center and two small buttons on the side…for power and volume control.  They work very much like walkie talkies….and parents can control and communicate  through a phone app as well.   Republic’s Jon Schniepp …

“Instead of buying a smartphone that has a screen and parents are concerned about giving their kids something that’s going to distract them with a screen,  they can give them a Relay and they can still stay in touch with them.” 

Relay can use WiFi as well as the network from Republic Wireless…     The price is 149 dollars for 2 with unlimited service costing 6.99 per month for each device.    Relay is an exciting and smart alternative…and is also more affordable than a phone.

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Categories: Kids | Mobile Devices